Newmarket Racecourses – Celebrating 350 years of Horse Racing
April 25, 2016
Three hundred and fifty years of racing history will be celebrated at Newmarket Racecourses this year as 2016 marks a monumental anniversary in their rich heritage.
Since King Charles II introduced the sport to Newmarket 350 years ago and marked the start of modern horseracing as we know it, the town was crowned the ‘home of racing’ and has been recognised as a world-class venue ever since.
Combining breathtaking views, exciting racing and stylish hospitality, Newmarket is perfect for entertaining those most important to you.
Spring racing starts at The Rowley Mile Course offering the ultimate flat racing experience with a sense of grandeur. Executive boxes located on the fourth floor of the Millenium Grandstand offer the most spectacular views of the course and provide luxurious entertaining as the action unfolds, with the classic QIPCO Guineas Festival on 30 April/1 May being one of the season’s highlights.
The Adnams July Course is a heart stirring place full of English country charm with its flourishing flowers, traditional thatched roofs and immaculate lawns. Well known for its garden party atmosphere, it hosts exquisite fashion and top class entertainment in the height of the summer.
This year, a special running of the unique Newmarket Town Plate – the oldest organised annual horse race in the world, is a key part of the celebrations and will be run at The Moet & Chandon July Festival Ladies Day on 7th July, one of the most stylish, colourful and busiest days of the calendar. Enjoy the action from executive boxes and trackside pavilions with a VIP champagne reception, premier catering, bars and afternoon tea.
For music lovers The Newmarket Nights series offers racing and a stunning series of live music concerts from world-famous artists, including this year Jess Glynne, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Corrs, Will Young and Little Mix.
The year’s Celebrations will come to an exciting climax at the brilliant Dubai Future Champions Festival, the glamorous highlight of the Autumn season and an occasion to see future equine stars emerge in a showcase weekend of top-class sport and unmissable drama.